Group therapy, as the name suggests, is therapy in a group setting. There is power in a group that extends beyond what can be gained in individual therapy. In the group, there is more than just the therapist to help you make positive life changes. The group is also there to support each other with changes you’ve already made.
Change can be hard, and having the support of others to cheer you on is so valuable.
How Does it Work?
The group will meet once a month. When you sign up, you are committing to be a part of the group for at least one semester, which is four months long.
What Kind of Therapy Do We Use?
We use Redecision Therapy as the primary method of change in the group. Re-decision Therapy uses Transactional Analysis and Gestalt Therapy to support change. This method leaves the power in the client and provides the conditions for lasting and effortless changes. New, life-affirming decisions replace archaic destructive ones.
Individuals work with the therapist one-on-one in front of other group members. The group is there for support and encouragement of each other, and to witness each other’s therapy.
Courage to Change
Group therapy can be anxiety-provoking in the beginning. However, most people come to look forward to it as the group itself becomes a comfortable place to experiment with change and experience support.
The group becomes a microcosm of the world where you can experience how others see you and feel safe in creating a new way of being.
What is the benefit?
Group Therapy can be more effective than individual therapy to help and support people to improve their lives. In individual therapy, the client and therapist are working together to help the client create the desired change. The therapist creates the conditions for change, and the client does the work.
In group therapy, other participants support each other in change, occasionally taking up roles in support of each other’s therapy. Humans are social animals and need connection. In our increasingly disconnected society, learning to be together with other people is an important skill.
The group begins on March 24th, 2020, 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm. The group will meet every two weeks on Tuesdays after this date. Group will be held in our Renfrew Offices.
The spring semester runs from March – June. The cost is $75 paid per session or $500 for the entire semester, paid upfront. To join the group, you must commit for the entire semester. If you miss a session, you will still be charged for the session.
Spring Semester: March 24, April 7, April 22*, May 5, May 19, June 2, June 16
Summer Semester: June 30, July 7, July 14, July 28, August 11, August 25, September 8
How To Join
Before joining the group, you will need to book an individual session to make sure there is a good fit for the group. Individual sessions are done at the Evolve Chiropractic and Wellness Offices on 8th Ave SW.